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Search a SharePoint folder (& subfolders) for a filename. Replace file if name exists, create file if name doesn't.

I am trying to create a Power Automate flow for my SharePoint structure to help manage version updates of files saved in multiple locations.

 

I want to have a master folder where files  will stored and modified. When a file is modified I want Power Automate to search another SharePoint folder (and its subfolders) for files of the same name and then overwrite these existing files with the one from this master folder. There will often be 2 or 3 files with the same name (identical files jsut saved in multiple places) so I need it to check all the files in all the folders of that SharePoint location and not just stop after the first file.

 

I can see how to add new files or modify exsiting files in a specific folder, but can't see anything about searching/checking to see if that filename already exists and overwriting it if it does within a SharePoint folder and it's subfolders.. any help on this would be appreciated! Thanks

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Hi @phillijo ,

 

You could refer to screenshot below to create the flow between two libraries:

1.png2.png3.png

 

Best regards,

Alice   

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Hi @phillijo ,

 

You could refer to screenshot below to create the flow between two libraries:

1.png2.png3.png

 

Best regards,

Alice   

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Thank you for the help with this. This has worked for creating new files but it doesn't seem to be working for updating the content of existing files already in the 'library 2' folder

 

 

Below is what I put for that section:

flow.png

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Hi @phillijo ,

 

Please share the screenshot of the run history for when the file in exist however the file wouldn't update.

The flow would work if you have choose the correct dynamic content.

 

Best Regards,

Alice

 

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@v-alzhan-msftbelow is the details of a successful run where the Exist function was true, however the content of the file remains blank despite the "Library 1" file having text added to it.

 

flow error.png

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is how I set up the flow (as per your instruction)

flow error marked.png

 

Thanks for the continued support

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@v-alzhan-msftI have now got this working. I was pointing to "Library 1" instead of "Library 2" in the Update File action - d'oh!

 

Thanks very much for your help

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